Thursday, October 25, 2007


12.9 on the Richter Scale,
The impact was terrific,
A mushroom cloud, a smoky trail
Out in the North Pacific.
The bitter ash blocked out the light
On that small island nation,
A photo from a satellite
Displayed the devastation.
Seismologists re-checked their dials,
As hist’ry was created.
Around the world, ten thousand miles,
The shock reverberated.
And many, many miles away
Tectonic plates did shift,
Creating on Hiberniay,
A most divisive rift.
This geological event
Divided one proud nation,
Villages and towns were rent
In violent condemnation.
The McCarthy Fault, it has been named.
Some called it after Keane.
What God has split, the bishops claimed,
No man may stand between.

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